THE FUTURE ENVIRONMENT IS EVERYONE’S PROBLEM – NOBODY IS IMMUNE FROM IT

In my last blog, dated 23 April 2019, I pontificated, somewhat light heartedly in places, about the problems facing the world at large and future generations of human beings in particular, from the current excessive use of plastics that cannot be effectively and safely recycled.  I did emphasise and acknowledge that it is a very […]

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IS THERE A PLASTICS SOLUTION??

In my opinion, one of the most important debates currently taking place here in South Tyneside is the use of recycled waste plastic pellets mixed with asphalt to repair potholes in the roads and to completely re-surface some of them.  There is more information here (www.thegreenage.co.uk/plastic-roads-future-of-recycling/). I assume all readers are now aware of the […]

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THE POWER OF A GOOD ADVERTISING SLOGAN / BRAND TAGLINE

Every year my daughter Julie Lightfoot, Solar Solve’s MD and myself look forward to attending the (wait for it!!), Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (www.imarest.org/); Royal Institution of Naval Architects (www.rina.org.uk/); The Nautical Institute (www.nautinst.org/); North East Coast Joint Branch Annual Dinner and Dance. This year was no different and once again the […]

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GOOD NEWS

In my last blog I made mention of the recent publication from the Japan Ship Technology Research Association, titled ‘Shipbuilding in Japan Solution Book 2019’, that can be accessed and downloaded here: www.sajn.or.jp/e/press/view/e7499d2ebfbeecdae6a07c5184f866490043fd6f if you didn’t get to see it last week.  I mentioned that the article on pages 17 and 18 is headed: ‘Japan […]

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